Melissa Jacobsen graduated from Skidmore with a double major in Business and Economics. She interned in the executive offices of Bonwit Teller on Fifth Avenue during her junior year. She was a sales manager and assistant buyer for Bambergers Department Stores before joining the Kayser Roth Corporation during the launch of its Liz Claiborne Hosiery division. While pursuing her MBA she rose from New York metro sales representative to national marketing manager. Melissa left the retail world to join husband Glenn at Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction, Inc. as CFO, a position she has held for over 20 years. Together they also own Jacobsen Real Estate, LLC, a commercial and residential real estate investment firm, of which Melissa is Vice President. They have both been active in industry as well as community affairs.
Business and Economics